Tish Westman's Discussions (42)

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"Yes Donna you are right that you have it in the Key of G.  There should still be an…"

Tish Westman replied Mar 5, 2015 to Music for the 6th Bowed Psaltery Symphony

6 Mar 5, 2015
Reply by Tish Westman

"We work during the day so we do the computer stuff at night.  I think Greg is sendin…"

Tish Westman replied Feb 9, 2012 to Play for hire or just play?

25 Feb 9, 2012
Reply by geo

"Geo,  if you aren't already, go sign up on our players list and Greg will email the…"

Tish Westman replied Feb 8, 2012 to Play for hire or just play?

25 Feb 9, 2012
Reply by geo

"I know you live in Ontario, Canada.  Are you anywhere close to Belwood or Niagara Fa…"

Tish Westman replied Feb 8, 2012 to Play for hire or just play?

25 Feb 9, 2012
Reply by geo

"That's why we have festivals and gatherings and to keep them going more people need…"

Tish Westman replied Feb 6, 2012 to Play for hire or just play?

25 Feb 9, 2012
Reply by geo

"Hi Geo, Wonderful arts group site and gathering of looks like a wide variety of medi…"

Tish Westman replied Oct 21, 2011 to Play for hire or just play?

25 Feb 9, 2012
Reply by geo

"This is a really good jig.  I like the harmony line too.  Thanks for all the work...…"

Tish Westman replied Oct 16, 2011 to Sheet Music for October 2011 - The Coleraine

6 Oct 16, 2011
Reply by Tish Westman

"Good choice.  This is another one of those tunes that is familiar but could never fi…"

Tish Westman replied Jun 17, 2011 to Sheet Music for June 2011 - Suo Gan

7 Apr 19, 2016
Reply by Gretchen

"Hi Vicki,  I first heard this song played at a Medieval Faire or in Colorado about 2…"

Tish Westman replied Jun 6, 2011 to Sheet Music for May 2011 - Pastourelle

9 Jun 6, 2011
Reply by Donna Malus

"When you find the secretary will you share.....I look at the music over, and over, a…"

Tish Westman replied May 31, 2011 to Sheet Music for May 2011 - Pastourelle

9 Jun 6, 2011
Reply by Donna Malus


Featured Video

Amplified Psaltery with Cello Strings built by Rick Long

This video is a personal favorite because it shows a unique type of bowed psaltery with a gorgeous sound. When I heard it I broke out in goose bumps!

Featured Song

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Clergy's Lamentation




What is Psaltery Strings worth to you?
A dollar a month?
Your help to offset the cost of keeping our Community alive is appreciated.

Thank you.



Members who build bowed psalteries for sale

Spring Creek Psalteries - Sharon & Terry Kirby



From the Wood - Wayne Gaydos



to see his work visit


Waynie Psaltery - Wayne Simms



Prairie Psaltery - Richard Celata



Loon Song Psalteries-Charlie Marshall



New Tradition Dulcimers- Dan Daniels



Psalteries by Dave- Dave Lucas  



Jon Williams Psalteries
(386) 853-0944

Westman Instruments - Tish & Greg Westman

Ringing Strings - Rick Long

Michael J King Instrumetns - Diatonic Psalteries

Inspired Instruments – Carol and Joe Esch

James Jones Instruments

Omega Strings – Richard Spencer

Master Works Bowed Psalteries - Russell Cook

Members that teach Bowed Psaltery

Paul G.Sykes - MS  

Located in Hattiesburg
Contact Paul at

or call him at



Gregg Schneeman - California
Contact Gregg here on Psaltery Strings


Peter Tommerup - California
San Francisco Bay Area
Bowed Psaltery and other Instruments


Celeste Howard Ray
Bowed Psaltery lessons via Skype
Skype name celesteray88


Maureen Barnes - Illinois
Bowed Psaltery lessons in Bloomington, IL


Dona Benkert -

Lessons at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
Phone: 773.728.6000
& Folk-Lore Center, Warrenville, IL
Phone: 630.393.1247

Tish Westman - West Virginia
Lessons at Tamarack, Beckley, WV. Wednesday workshops also available for individual classes and to teach at festivals.
Sunday "Jam" 3:30 to 6:00. All instruments welcome, play mostly Old Time, Celtic & Gospel Music, not opposed to trying any tune called, once did a rap on Bowed Psalteries.

Rick Long - Tennessee
Lessons at Rick's home/workshop in Clinton, 30 mins N of Knoxville
(865) 660-4026

Karla Armstrong - Pennsylvania
Karla plays a variety of instruments and does workshops as well. Please visit her web site for additional information or contact her via the web site or the information below.
(717) 632-8099

Carol Esch - Kentucky
Lessons in Carol's home/workshop south of Lexington.

Honey Smith Walls - Florida
e-mail Honey for more info honey@offthewalls.us
Melbourne, FL

Visit Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer

Please sign up on the bowed psaltery players list

Tish's list is a valuable resource when searching for other players. http://www.westmaninstruments.com/Bowed_Psaltery_List.html

If you are already on Tish's list, why don't you stop in and update your info? While your there take a look to see if there are new players in your area. Who knows, you might get together and make a recording.

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